Post # 1
Dec 26th is my parent’s 40th anniversary. My sister and I have NO idea what to do for them – they have a party on Christmas Eve every year (our annual Jews on Christmas Eve party). They’ll have plenty of food there…etc.
I’m at a loss. We want to surprise them with SOMETHING/SOMEWAY either at the pasty or on Christmas Day since we’re both returning to our respective cities either the night at the 25th or the morning of the 26th.
Post # 3
I’m not sure what in the situation would be available, but a great way to turn this into a anniversary celebration is to create a photo video of their last 40 years together. It will take some work in order to get it done, but if they have a television large enough it’s easy to create in moviemaker or even in powerpoint and attach a laptop to the tv. Someone says a little toast and then the pics start to play. You could put them on a round so that they play over and over during the party. It would be a great way to surprise them and draw attention to it, without them knowing ahead of time.
I would also position some of their friends and family to make speeches or tell stories about your parents as well throughout the night. It could be fantastic!
Post # 4
What about a weekend getaway for NYE or something? A nice hotel in a nearby city. It’s not that costly and they get to explore and make more memories. I do love that video idea too! what a great gift that would be.
Post # 5
Are you looking to do something at the party to turn it into an anniversary party or get them a gift or something else? I think it could be nice to gift them a vacation. Work within your budget and ask other family members/invited Christmas Eve party guests if they would like to chip in and then give them wither a gift certificate to a local travel agent or, if you know a place they would like to visit and free dates, plan and book for them. I think everyone likes a vacation, even if it is a weekend in a nearby town – and a planned vacation is all the better.
Post # 6
The video idea is great, but I’m not home to get pictures of them to scan in! I’ll be home the day of the party (24th) with no time alone and all that. And we can’t afford to send them on a weekend getaway.
I was thining of maybe seeing if my dad wanted to get in on something, like a vow renewal at the party…?